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Luc-Marie Lefebvre

Luc-Marie Lefebvre

Deputy of the Operation Commander



Rear admiral Luc-Marie Lefebvre graduated in 1983 from the Naval Academy and started a career as a Naval officer and specialized in weapon systems “Gunnery Missiles”.

During his first years serving the Navy and until 1994, he was appointed in the Med Sea onboard the light frigate “PM L’her”, the anti-submarine warfare frigates “Georges Leygues”, “Jean de Vienne” and the aircraft carrier “Foch”.

He commanded the patrol ship “La Tapageuse” in French Polynesia from 1994 to 1995. He then participated to the established maritime surveillance and support operations of the State at sea in the Polynesian archipelagos.

He was back in 1995 in the Med Sea zone as he was appointed at the Headquarters of the Naval Action Forces where he was in charge of the follow-up on commissioned “artillery missiles”. He returned at the heart of the Naval Forces in 2001 as the executive officer of the ASW frigate “Montcalm”. From 2002 to 2003, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) within the Naval Action Forces headquarters; an assignment onboard the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during which he participated to the pre-deployment preparations for the third Gulf war.

He took the command in 2003 in Toulon of the Lafayette Class frigate “Aconit” until 2005. He was involved in numerous allied exercises, a mission to fight terrorism in the Indian Ocean, to the last “Amarante” off the Lebanon coast and complete a deployment in the Black Sea, integrated within a NATO Naval Force. He also took part with the frigate “Aconit” to the first onboard trials of the NH90.

He then joined from 2005 to 2006 the French Maritime Force (FRMARFOR) as DCOSOPS and COS CVBG and took the command of the ASW frigate “Montcalm” in Toulon from 2006 to 2008.

From 2009 to 2011 he served as Joint Chief of Staff of High command of armed forces in New Caledonia. He then dealt most particularly with the adaptation of the forces and support setup in New Caledonia, following the reorganization of sovereignty forces.

In September 2014, he was appointed Organic Deputy in Toulon of the Admiral commanding the Naval Action Forces. As such, he is in charge of the organic follow-up of all Navy units based in Toulon, and of all units and naval bases positioned in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.

On January 18th, 2017 he has been appointed as Deputy Operation Commander for EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia mission.

He is married to Véronique and the father of six.

He is Officer of the Legion of Honor, and Officer of the National Order of Merit.